This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is 15B40321Q00000030 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2021- 05. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 311612 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees. This requirement is a Small Business Set-Aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.
The solicitation pricing on www.UnisonMarketplace.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted, and, unless otherwise displayed at www.UnisonMarketplace.com, will end on:
2021-06-29 14:30:00.0 Eastern Time. This time supersedes the Offers Due Time listed above.
FOB Destination shall be Littleton, CO 80123
The DOJ BOP Field Offices - FCI ENGLEWOOD requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
GROUND BEEF, 80/20, BY THE POUND
MEATS, BEEF, GROUND, 80% LEAN, IMPS 136, DELIVERED FROZEN. GROUND BEEF SHALL CONSIST OF CHOPPED FRESH AND/OR FROZEN BEEF WITHOUT SEASONING. IN ADDITION PRODUCT MUST BE PRODUCED FROM CURRENT RAW MATERIAL, NO BENCH TRIMMINGS, STEAK TRIM, OR RE-GROUND PRODUCT TO BE USED AS RAW MATERIAL. FINISHED PRODUCT SHALL NOT CONTAIN MORE THAN 20 PERCENT FAT, AND SHALL NOT CONTAIN ADDED WATER, PHOSPHATES, BINDERS, OR EXTENDERS. NO PARTIALLY DEFATTED TISSUE OR ADVANCED MEAT RECOVERY PRODUCT. PRODUCT MUST BE 6 MONTHS OR YOUNGER UPON DELIVERY WITH THE DATE CLEARLY ON THE LABEL, (NO STAMPED OR WRITTEN DATES ALLOWED). WHEN BEEF CHEEK MEAT (TRIMMED BEEF CHEEKS) IS USED IN THE PREPARATION, THE AMOUNT OF SUCH MEAT SHALL BE LIMITED TO 25 PERCENT; (NO ORGAN OR TONGUE MEAT) DELIVERED CASES MUST BE LABELED ALL BEEF, PURE BEEF, OR 100% BEEF AND WITH FAT PERCENTAGE.
MANUFACTURER’S LETTERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF LABELING. UPON DELIVERY, PRODUCT MUST HAVE A ROSY RED APPEARANCE. PRODUCT THAT IS GREY, BROWN OR TAN IN COLOR WILL BE REJECTED. CLEAR 1 MIL OR THICKER SEALED BAGS. NO OPEN BAGS, OPAQUE OR COLORED BAGS. NOTE WEIGHT OF PACKAGING AND CASE SIZE ON BID., 5000, LB;
ROAST BEEF, RAW, BY THE POUND
MEATS, BEEF ROAST, BEEF TOP OR BOTTOM ROUND (GOOSENECK), IMPS 168, 169, 169A, 170, 170A, 171B, 180. FROZEN, WEIGHT RANGE APPROXIMATELY 12 TO 28 LB. QUOTE MUST INDICATE ACTUAL IMPS & AVERAGE ROAST WEIGHT OF QUOTED ITEM., 4000, LB;
ITALIAN SAUSAGE, PORK, BY THE POUND
MEATS, ITALIAN SAUSAGE, PORK , PORK AND TURKEY (PORK IS PREDOMINANT) OR PORK AND CHICKEN (PORK IS PREDOMINANT), SWEET, LINKS. ITALIAN SAUSAGE IS A FRESH, UNCOOKED, LINKED PRODUCT. THE MEAT COMPONENTS SHALL BE CHOPPED OR GROUND TO A MODERATELY COURSE TEXTURE. THE SAUSAGE ITSELF (OR INTERIOR CUT SURFACE OF LINKS) IS MODERATELY COARSE IN TEXTURE WITH A UNIFORM COLOR RANGING FROM MEDIUM TO DARK REDDISH-BROWN WITH EVENLY DISTRIBUTED FAT PARTICLES. THE LINKS SHALL BE IN A NATURAL HOG OR COLLAGEN CASING 5 TO 6 INCHES IN LENGTH. LINKS SHALL BE MODERATELY UNIFORM IN LENGTH AND DIAMETER. IMPS 818, ITALIAN SAUSAGE, FORMULA D, P2, OR P3, FLAVORING B, TYPE E. PRODUCT WILL BE DELIVERED FROZEN. PRODUCT WILL NOT CONTAIN SOY., 1580, LB;
Solicitation and Buy Attachments
***Question Submission: Interested Offerers must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.UnisonMarketplace.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***
This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at the time an offer or quotation is submitted, excluding the exceptions outlined in FAR 4.1102(a). Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.
As defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101, the terms “offer” and “offeror” refer to a response to a solicitation that, if accepted, would bind the submitter to perform the resultant contract. The terms “bid” and “bidder” refer to an offer submitted in response to an Invitation for Bid (IFB). The term “proposal” refers to an offer submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP). The terms “quotation,” “quote,” and “quoter” refer to a non-binding submission in response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) which is not an offer.
The Contracting Officer will indicate elsewhere in this Buy as to whether responses will be evaluated for
award based either upon (a) price and pricing factors only (Bids/Quotes) or (b) price and other factors (Proposals/Quotes). All Bids/Proposals/Quotations must conform to the listed specifications or the Statement of Work. If award criteria are based upon (b) price and other factors, the Contracting Officer shall clearly indicate the criteria to be applied elsewhere in this Buy.
Q&A -Please submit all questions by using the 'Submit a Question' button. This buy will then be reposted with Q&A based on the questions that come in (if applicable).
Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid/Proposal/Quotation individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the “Included in another line item” function when pricing each line item). If a line item cannot be separately priced, you must notify the buyer through the FedBid ‘Submit a Question’ feature regarding which line item(s) should be included in which other line item(s) and request reposting. Failure to comply with this term may result in the Bid/Proposal/Quotation being determined to be unacceptable.
If supplying a different case size, ensure the minimum quantity required is met and specify your specific case size.
Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.
All deliveries shall be to The Federal Bureau of Prisons Warehouse at FCI Englewood is open Monday thru Thursday from 7:30am-2:30pm. All deliveries are scheduled by appointment only. The vendor will contact the FCI Food Service Department for all deliveries. The point of contact is listed in the Buy Attachment Document labeled " Notice to Offerors"
Bid/Offer MUST be good for 60 calendar days after close of Buy, unless otherwise indicated.
No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. Delivery will be required 21 days after award. All deliveries shall be to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Food Service Warehouse. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. This order is a fill-or-kill requirement. Any items not received after 21 days from award are subject to termination. All deliveries shall be to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Food Service Warehouse.
52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items is incorporated by reference
Evaluation-Commercial Items (Oct 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Price and Past Performance.
Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Aug 2020) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically in the System for Award Management (SAM) accessed through https://www.sam.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (v)) of this provision.
FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -Commercial Items (OCT 2018) is hereby incorporated by reference
Variation in Quantity (Apr 1984) (a) A variation in the quantity of any item called for by this contract will not be accepted unless the variation has been caused by conditions of loading, shipping, or packing, or allowances in manufacturing processes, and then only to the extent, if any, specified in paragraph (b) of this clause. (b) The permissible variation shall be limited to: 10 Percent increase 5 Percent decrease
This increase or decrease shall apply to all line items.
Delivery of Excess Quantities (Sept 1989) The Contractor is responsible for the delivery of each item quantity within allowable variations, if any. If the Contractor delivers and the Government receives quantities of any item in excess of the quantity called for (after considering any allowable variation in quantity), such excess quantities will be treated as being delivered for the convenience of the Contractor. The Government may retain such excess quantities up to $250 in value without compensating the Contractor therefor, and the Contractor waives all right, title, or interests therein. Quantities in excess of $250 will, at the option of the Government, either be returned at the Contractor’s expense or retained and paid for by the Government at the contract unit price.
Availability of Funds (Apr 1984) Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government’s obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.